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University Archives Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers
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Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers

  • UA 5.3.3
  • Record group
  • 1920-2012

The Papers of Walter C. Schnackenberg contains materials related to his career as Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University (1937-1973), detailing his scholarly work and leadership as a faculty member and key figure within various Lutheran organizations.

Schnackenberg, Walter C.

Volkswagen Papers

Documents and correspondence dealing with the Schnackenbergs’ purchase of a Volkswagen Bus to be used during the sabbatical in Germany. The materials are, for the most part, written in German.

University Names Committee

Materials regarding Dr. Schnackenberg’s participation in the University Names Committee. File includes notes on the reasons for adopting the term “university,” clippings, the Articles of Incorporation of Pacific Lutheran University, correspondence regarding the name change.

Undated Correspondence

File includes: a thank you card, correspondence from a master's candidate, personal correspondence, a letter to the editor on good teaching, and letter to Bishop Fjellman.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Materials regarding membership at Trinity Lutheran Church; Includes a breakdown of committees, bylaws, a series of proposed revisions to the constitutions, a booklet called “The Every Member Visit”, an organizational chart, correspondence regarding the proposed revisions to the constitution, other examples of Dr. Schnackenberg’s work on the constitutional committee, and correspondence regarding fundraising activities.

Tour of the Far East

Materials from Dr. Schnackenberg’s tour of the Far East which was related to his work with Franklin Pierce Public Schools. File includes: notes on expenses, correspondence with schools officials and travel agents, itineraries, a pamphlet on FANGUM comprehensive high schools, and the constitution of the American School Association.

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